This should not be a story which resonates today but unfortunately, a movie which focuses on injustice, freedom of speech and police brutality still has relevance. It is important then that it is delivered well, with a fantastic cast, great … Continue reading The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Review
Ben and Dave finally give their opinions on the 2019 Oscars. Listen as the pair dissect the winners, losers and people who should have gotten an award, as well as finally reveal who won the prediction competition. Dave also reviews the … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Podcast – Season 3 Episode 5: Oscars Reaction 2019
We are deep in awards season and when it comes to movies there is only one that seems to truly count. The Academy Awards is the highlight of the movie awards calendar and even though they are slightly outdated and may … Continue reading Oscars 2019: The Launch!
I’ve like The Oscars and what they represent for the movie industry. I like the pomp and ceremony that goes with them and I usually recognise the movies they have chosen as worthy contenders (if not always worthy, eventual winners). However … Continue reading Why The Academy have got it wrong with the new “Popular Movie” category.
Since Samuel L Jackson stepped out of the shadows and told Robert Downey Jr about “The Avenger’s Initiative,” studios have been desperate to replicate Marvel’s success and create a shared universe that rivals the superhero behemoth. All others have failed because they never got what made Marvel’s Cinematic Universe work so well; characters you cared about, stories that were exciting and interesting, a drip-fed saga that was teased from the very beginning and actors who not just established the key roles but fully owned and created these characters so that you want to see them again and again. Or more importantly, … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Review
Success can breed familiarity and complacency so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Marvel started to drop the ball on their Cinematic Universe but Black Panther seems to be showing that the studio has ambitions and plans beyond their universe-building event … Continue reading Black Panther (2018) Review
The Oscars have been and gone but Ben and Dave still feel the need to dissect every (major) winner. As always they are here to discuss the big movies like Black Panther, Three Billboards and The Shape of Water while … Continue reading Views from the Sofa: The Podcast – Episode 5: The Award for Best Sofa Goes to…
I love trailers. I think there is a special skill to putting together a good trailer. It must capture the attention and entice an audience but give very little away so that the viewer doesn’t feel like they’ve already seen … Continue reading Trailer of the Day: Black Panther
Doctor Strange looks like it will be another success for the powerhouse superhero studio. I enjoyed the movie too but it was clear that Marvel have their structure for an origin movie and there was little too original about the hero … Continue reading Why Marvel should make “Marvels”
Ten years ago X-Men Apocalypse would be one of the best superhero movies. It has a cast of faithful characters, excellent performances and and effects which will blow audiences away. Unfortunately, now that there are at least five to six superhero … Continue reading Will lack of originality and creativity destroy the superhero movie?